Thanks for getting back with me. it has been a really busy week and no time to play with the hooptie. I have an OBD II reader but nothing for OBD I. I am "skeeerd" to take it to a transmission shop. I will see if I can have it read sometime this week. No dash check lights are on fire. I am used to the old school american muscle but have recently become addicted to these bimmers. One thing I have quickly learned is do not throw parts at them, it can get costly.
thanks bob g.